Pet of the week: Boris

Meet Boris, a shy but sweet black and white cat about 5 years old. Boris … Read more

From the archives: ‘Hometown feel’ at Honey and Pine

Note: This story ran in the Spokesman Aug. 23, 2017. We are posting it online … Read more

Central Christian School presents musical Annie Jr.

It may feel like “a hard knock life,” but Central Christian School’s cast of Annie … Read more

Flashback: Oregon reaches 75,000 cars, 100 years ago

100 years ago April 10, 1919 — Autos in Oregon will number 75,000 From the … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s “Temperance War of 1874”: The backstory

Note: This column is part one in a four-part series on the Portland temperance riots … Read more

Pet of the week: Manning

Meet Manning, an affectionate and endearing 6-year-old Siberian Husky mix looking for his perfect home. … Read more

Flashback: “Ladies’ night at the gym,” 100 years ago

100 years ago April 3, 1919 — Ladies’ night at the gym Ladies’ night at … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Plain-talking preacher was too blunt for Legislature’s comfort

Back in 1859, when the pioneer lawmakers of the very first Oregon State Legislature extended … Read more

Health Hub: The key to good taste

Taste is the strongest predictor of the food we choose to eat. There are many … Read more

Pet of the week: Bravo

Meet Bravo, a charming mixed-breed dog about 8 years old. He was surrendered to BrightSide … Read more

Profiles: Longtime fair director hanging it up before historic anniversary

Longtime fair director hanging it up before historic anniversary

The long-awaited 100th edition of the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo is scheduled to kick … Read more

Profiles: Shop serves growing skateboard community

When Rick Castro moved to Redmond, he noticed the popularity of the community skate park … Read more

Flashback: Serious accident to Mrs. Cunningham, 100 years ago

100 years ago March 27, 1919 — Serious accident to Mrs. Cunningham An accident of … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: “Uncle Joab” Powell was West’s most famous pioneer preacher

(Part 1 of a 2-part series on pioneer preacher Uncle Joab Powell) About halfway between … Read more

Bookshelf: Two fantasy book series worth your time

The setting in fantasy series are important. We want to know about the lands our … Read more

Pet of the week: Mikey

Mikey is a quirky and fun mixed-breed dog who is patiently waiting for a home. … Read more

1919: Russians to create terror

100 years ago March 20, 1919 — 6 Thousand Russians to Create Terror The presence … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Popular sheepman’s disappearance may be Oregon’s oldest cold case

The disappearance of sheep rancher Shorty Davis has got to be Central Oregon’s oldest cold … Read more

Health hub: A look at energy healing

Some time ago, I had a friend buy me a “healing” session. The person called … Read more

Pet of the week: Fanta

Fanta has been in and out of BrightSide since June 2017 and hasn’t found her … Read more

Flashback: Construction of The Dalles-California Highway urged, 100 years ago

100 years ago March 13, 1919 — The Dalles-Calif highway is assured The delegates who … Read more

Offbeat Oregon: Filming of “Worst Western ever” was an unforgettable spectacle in Oregon

If you’ve never heard “Harold Hecht’s ‘The Way West’” referenced as a legendary box-office bomb, … Read more

Bookshelf: Time to think about gardening

February snow storms bring March gardening? Perhaps that’s not how the saying goes, but if … Read more

Pet of the week: Jade

Jade is an older kitten in search of a home. She is a friendly and … Read more

Letter: Central Electric Co-Op praised for snow response

I want to commend the hard working crews of Central Electric Co-Op for the great … Read more

Flashback: Redmond High students design and build electric car, 25 years ago

100 years ago March 6, 1919 — Triplane to carry 100 passengers A British super-triplane, … Read more

Ka-Ton-Ka was Oregon’s own nationwide patent-medicine sensation — sort of

There was a time, in the late 1800s, when one of the most popular medicines … Read more

Hutchins: Taking the train to Tequila

Took the Herradura Express from Guadalajara to Tequila the other day. Best little train ride … Read more

Pet of the week: Augustus

Augustus is a 4-year-old special little guy with a big personality. He weighs 13 pounds … Read more

Chamber re-creates 100-year-old photo

The Redmond Chamber’s Eric Sande and Kara Roatch recently re-created a well-known Redmond photograph of … Read more

Pet of the week: Sissy

Sissy is a 15-year-old senior cat, as social as she is sweet. She looks great … Read more

Flashback: Redmond adds ballot box for those who don’t want to use mail

100 years ago Feb. 27, 1919 — Glenn Cox returns Glenn Cox, the most popular … Read more

War blasted quest of “Bear Grylls of 1910s” to redeem his reputation

On the morning of Tuesday, July 21, 1914, deep in the heart of the wilderness … Read more

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